Computer Weekly Data Bank:

System software

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May 19, 2014  1:00 AM

System Software Spend – Research & Development Companies

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R/D, Software, System software

Research & development companies have an expenditure of over £500 per employee on system software.  This is more than four times that of the national average.  The vast gulf in spend levels applies to all sizes of organisation. 


April 28, 2014  1:00 AM

Software Spend – Electricity & Gas Supply Companies

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Development tools, electricity, Gas, System software

Electricity & gas supply companies devote around £500m on external software.  The largest category is application packages with nearly 40% of the expenditure.  Next in line is custom software with a quarter of the spend closely followed by system software.



April 14, 2014  1:00 AM

System Software Spend – Top Spending Industry Sectors

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Software, System software

Public administration organisations are the top spenders on system software with a commitment approaching £600m.  Next in line are telecommunication companies with an expenditure of over £400m.  Close behind are retailers with an outlay of £370m.



March 13, 2014  1:00 AM

Software Spend – Architectural & Engineering Consultancy Firms

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architect, Development tools, System software

 Architectural & engineering consultancy firms with more than 1000 staff spend over £30m on external software.  Almost half of that expenditure is on application packages.  The remaining three major components have similar outlays.



February 27, 2014  1:00 AM

System Software Spend – General Insurance Companies

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Software, System software

General insurance firms commit over £300 per employee on system software.  This is nearly 3 times that of the whole UK value.  Mid sized general insurance companies have the largest outgoing at £500 per staff member.  This is over 60% greater than those with 1000+...


February 13, 2014  1:00 AM

Software Spend – Public Administration

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Development tools, Public sector, System software

Public administration's software outlay amounts to over £2bn.  Application packages is the largest component with around a third of the spend.  System software and custom software each absorb about a quarter of the expenditure. 



January 13, 2014  1:00 AM

System Software Spend – Computer Programming & Consultancy Firms

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Computer programming, consultancy, Software, System software

Medium sized computer programming & consultancy firms with 100-999 staff devote £600 per employee on system software.  This is twice the amount by their larger counterparts and a factor of 5 times that by the equivalent all UK value.



December 9, 2013  1:00 AM

Software Spend – Food Manufacturers

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Development tools, System software

Large food manufacturing companies spend about £1m on software.  This compares with the all UK equivalent of almost £3m.  The differential is the greatest for development tools where the national outlay is 4.5 times higher.



November 25, 2013  1:00 AM

System Software Spend – Information Services Companies

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Software, System software

Large information services companies have an outlay of £1,600 per employee on system software.  This is ten times that spent by all large organisations in the UK.  Comparison of corresponding medium sized concerns shows a five fold difference.



November 7, 2013  1:00 AM

Software Spend – Veterinary Organisations

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Development tools, System software, veterinary

Veterinary organisations spend around £180 per employee on external software.  The largest spend is on custom software with £80 followed by system software at £50.  By far the smallest amount is on development tools where the expenditure is under £10 per employee.


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